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Tech Giant Google Paying Women More Than Men in One Job Category

The study included nearly 91 per cent of the Google employees

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The Google name is displayed outside the company's office in London, Britain. VOA

Google is paying more to women employees than men in the “Level 4 Software Engineer” category, according to an internal study.

According to a report in Forbes on Monday, men in this category were paid extra compensation to make reparations for the gender bias against them.

Google has faced accusations of gender bias against women at workplace in the past.

“To correct for what Google deemed gender bias, it provided $9.7 million in adjustments to 10,677 Googlers (an average of $908 per person),” the report mentioned.

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The Google logo is seen at a start-up campus in Paris, France, Feb. 15, 2018. VOA

This is a big jump from 2017 when Google paid $270,000 to 228 employees.

The search giant’s annual pay audit analyses employees’ compensation equity based on market rate for their job, location, level, performance rating, as well as factors like race and gender.

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The study included nearly 91 per cent of the Google employees. (IANS)

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Google, Gmail Will Now Share Single Profile Photo

This new change simplifies things by allowing a user to set a single profile picture in one place and then displaying that single photo across all Google apps

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FILE - A woman walks past the logo for Google at the China International Import Expo in Shanghai, Nov. 5, 2018. VOA

Google has started combining G Suite users’ Gmail photos with their Google account profile photos.

“We are combining the Gmail photo with the Google account profile photo for G Suite users. Now, when you go to change this setting in Gmail, you’ll be directed to the ‘About me’ section of your Google profile settings to set your profile picture,” the company said in a statement on Monday.

Currently, profile pictures set in Gmail are only displayed in Gmail. This means a profile picture in Gmail may be different than the Google account profile photo, which can make it difficult to know which picture will be displayed where.

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Google has released a new interface design for the mobile version of Gmail that includes new visual implementations as well as feature additions. Pixabay

This new change simplifies things by allowing a user to set a single profile picture in one place and then displaying that single photo across all Google apps.

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“When you visit Settings > General > My Picture in Gmail on the web, you will be directed to change your picture in the ‘About me’ section of your Google profile settings. If your Gmail and profile photos are currently different, and you have permission to edit your photo, you will see a pop-up when you visit your About me settings which will prompt you to select one of the images or choose an entirely new photo,” the company added. (IANS)